Donald McKinley Glover (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and musician. Glover first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy. He is best known for being a writer for 30 Rock, and for his role as college student Troy Barnes on the NBC comedy series Community. In 2011, Glover signed to Glassnote Records under the stage name Childish Gambino; his first studio album, Camp, was released on November 15, 2011.
Glover was born on September 25, 1983, on Edwards Air Force Base, California to parents Beverly and Donald Sr. and raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Contrary to a persistent rumor, he isn't related to actor Danny Glover.In addition to a biological brother and sister, Glover grew up alongside foster children taken in by his parents. Glover attended Rockbridge Elementary School, Lakeside High School and DeKalb School of the Arts before studying at New York University, graduating with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006.